You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone.

Parking is available in Peel Car Park, next to the Libary, and accessed from either Britannia St or Richmond St.  Click here for a map.

Visitors are most welcome.

Select Go to Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

Want to know more?

Follow the links here or at the top and bottom of this page to find out more about us and how to become a Hutt Valley NZSG Branch member.

You can also read about our news, find back copies of our information-rich Branch newsletters, and see what speakers and topics have been covered at previous meetings.

We hope these pages will provide you with some additional sources to further your family history research, including the resources the Branch holds for members' use in its library at the Heritage Centre, Petone Public Library. We have also included some links that you might find helpful.

Click this link to contact us, or come along to one of our meetings. We would love to share our interest with you.


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Coming Up


Thursday 11 September 2014, 7.30pm

'Using the Pictorial Collections in the Alexander Turnbull Library for Family History' - Jenni Chrisstoffels, Turnbull Library.

Hear about this fascinating material that is available to illustrate local and family history.

Thursday 18 September 2014, 10.00am

The 1914 Benge and Pratt's fire in Upper Hutt - Reid Perkins

Upper Hutt archivist Reid Perkins will talk about the fatal fire at Benge & Pratt's general store 100 years ago. This was the biggest disaster in Upper Hutt's history in terms of lives lost, and led to the formation of the Upper Hutt Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Those who missed last month's evening presentation because of the inclement weather have another chance to hear this special presentation.

Reid's presentation is a real treat, interweaving stories of families and events in Upper Hutt in the early 20th century with the events of the night of the fire.  Many of the families featured are still resident in Upper Hutt.

For more details see our Meetings Coming Up page and also our News page.